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March Break 2023: Fun and Adventure with your Friends at EGPL!

Are you stressed out about school or work? Do you need to find a way to get out of the house? Have no fear, March Break will soon be here!


We are busily working behind the scenes to get ready for all the March break programs that we have planned for you. To get you even more excited, here is a preview of all the programs that will be happening at the library from March 11th to the 18th. Note: Programs are listed in alphabetical order.




Afternoon Movies


Tuesday March 14th at 1PM at HL.

Thursday March 16th at 1PM in MA.


Relax and enjoy a family friendly movie at the library with popcorn! Movie titles to be announced on social media. Drop in.



Applefun puppet Show


Wednesday, March 15 at 10:30 AM at HL.

Saturday March 18 at 10:30 AM at MA.


Join us for 2 different puppet shows with Mike from Applefun Puppetry! Mount Albert – Forest Trek: Boldly go where few puppets have gone before! The forest is a peaceful place… until some silly space explorers arrive.

Holland Landing – Robin Hood: Oh no! The Sheriff has stolen the money! The best way to get it back? A dancing contest of course!


Please register here for HL: Wed Mar 15 at 10:30am Please register here for MA: Sat Mar 18 at 10:30am



Cardboard box adventure


Tuesday, March 14 at 4:30 PM at HL.

Wednesday, March 15 at 1 PM at MA.


Join us to create fantastical forts out of cardboard boxes; the box is in the eye of the beholder, and we are so excited to see what you’ll create!

Please register here for HL: Tues Mar 14 at 4:30pm. Please register here for MA: Weds Mar 15 at 1pm.


I play it safe with dogs


Tuesday, March 14 at 2 PM at MA.


Meet the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog team and learn the correct way to greet a dog and what to do if confronted by a stray dog. The presentation is aimed at younger children but families are welcome. Say hello and interact with the therapy dog afterwards!


Please register here for MA: Tues Mar 14 at 2pm.


I-Spy Scavenger hunt


Friday March 11 at 1 PM in HL.

Saturday, March 18 at 1 PM in MA.


Join us to search the library for hidden objects, just like a real-life I-Spy book! Children will participate in an alphabetical scavenger hunt and use the objects to create a silly or strange adventure story.

Please register here for HL: Fri Mar 17 at 10:30am Please register here for MA: Sat Mar 18 at 1pm



Jedi Academy


Tuesday, March 14 at 11 AM at MA.

Thursday, March 16 at 4:30 PM at HL.


Are you and your child strong in the ways of the Force? Come bring your little Padawan to the library to explore everything Star Wars with fun crafts and activities!


Please register here for HL: Thurs Mar 16 at 4:30pm.

Please register here for MA: Tues Mar 14 at 11am.



Jungle walk adventure


Thursday, March 16 at 10:30 AM at HL.

Friday, March 17 at 10:30 AM in MA.


Take a walk on the wild side. Meet interesting creatures and learn about their lives and habitat through songs, books, and crafts.


Please register here for HL: Thurs Mar 16 at 10:30am. Please register here for MA: Fri Mar 17 at 10:30am.



March Break Tween Makers


Tuesday, March 14 at 3PM at MA.

Wednesday March 15 at 4PM at HL.


Adventure into a magical world and create your own mini 3D printed fantasy creature. From dragons to unicorns and anything in between, create whatever you can imagine! 3D prints will be available for pickup one week after the program.


Please register here for HL: Wed Mar 15 at 4pm. Please register here for MA: Tues Mar 14 at 3pm.


Messy Moon Science


Saturday, March 11 at 11 AM at MA.

Wednesday, March 15 at 1 PM at HL.


Step into space to explore everything Moon related! Play with Moon Dough, test the weight of planets, stars, and UFOs, and do a Fizzy Moon Rock experiment to see what lies at the centre of a moon!


Register here for the MA session.

Register here for the HL session.



Minecraft coding


Friday March 17 at 1pm at MA.

Saturday, March 18 at 11 AM at HL.


Take a trip under the sea or through the forest in this choose your own adventure Minecraft themed coding program.

Tackle coding challenges and then use your new skills to build your own Minecraft world!


Please register here for HL: Sat Mar 18 at 11am Please register here for MA: Fri Mar 17 at 1pm


LEgo Club


Saturday, March 11 at 1 PM.


Get creative at the Library with our Lego and building blocks! Display your creation for everyone to see. Registration or drop in. For the Holland Landing branch, sign up on our Eventbrite page here.


Outdoor Arts Circle


Saturday, March 11 at 1 PM.


Join local artist-educator Tiiu Strutt as we gather outdoors for song, art and play! Our play will be immersive, so please wear outdoor clothing that you love being messy in! Find out more about Tiiu at www.landheartsong.com.


Please register here for HL: Thurs Mar 16 at 1pm

Please register here for MA: Thurs Mar 16 at 10:30am


Sparky Storytime

Tuesday, March 14 at 10:30 AM at HL.

Wednesday, March 15 at 10:30 AM at MA


Swing by for an interactive story-time with Sparky the fire safety dog! Read a story with our local firefighters, see their tools, and learn about fire safety.


Register here for the HL session.

Register here for the MA session.



The Pet Shop: how to budget for kids


Friday March 17 at 2:30 PM at HL

Wednesday, March 15 at 2:30 PM at MA


An introduction to teaching your kids about how we need money to satisfy our daily wants and needs. If you have a child, you’ve probably been asked – “Can we get a puppy or kitten?” We’ll answer this by talking about the responsibilities that come with owning a pet, and most importantly – the costs of many of the things we need to have to make our home a happy place for a new pet! Presented by Steve Walsh, CPA.


Please register here for HL: Fri Mar 17 at 2:30pm Please register here for MA: Wed Mar 15 at 2:30pm


VR hangout


Thursday March 17 at 4 PM at MA.

Friday March 17 at 1 PM at HL.


Use our VR Headset to play Beat Saber, Among Us, Tilt Brush, Job Simulator, and more with all your friends! Free snacks are provided.


Please register here for HL: Fri Mar 17 at 1pm Please register here for MA: Thurs Mar 16 at 4pm



Also, here is a handy picture of all the programs that will be happening that week in calendar form!



Which program are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments section below!

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